So What . . .About Copyright? is designed for artists, authors, and scholars of all kinds. It comprises a series of essays written with the creator in mind. The book is framed by a comprehensive overview chapter and then supported by subsequent chapters targeted to different creative groups – filmmakers, visual artists, and writers. It attempts to give you a theoretical and practical understanding of the important and evolving concepts that make up copyright, trademark, fair use, and the public domain. Today’s world relies more and more on creativity and on ideas. Consequently, courts and legislators are increasingly being asked to interpret intellectual property laws, many of which have changed a great deal in the last thirty years. Anyone who creates art or ideas and who values both intellectual property and the viability of a robust public domain will benefit from reading this clear and user-friendly book.